--The Selma (Ala.) Dispatch
says that a lady assumed the name of a distinguished citizen of Tennessee
, now a resident of Alabama
, by which she obtained the agency to purchase cotton in the northern portion of the State
, and played her hand adroitly that she obtained $50,000 from the cotton agency at Mobile
, and, but for her detection, would have procured upwards of $200,000 more from the Government
She is a lady of considerable literary pretence, and a resident of Alabama
, and it is unnecessary to add that she is exceedingly sharp.
The case will come up before the proper authorities.